Well, why should he have stayed thin? It's not like his career is going anywhere, and he's made enough money that he's set for life. He's mostly just a dad now. I think only the eldest daughter has yet left for college. His wife (the girls' mother), Donna Dixon, is also fairly heavy now too, though she has not yet crossed over into "morbidly obese" territory the way he has.
I know - it's as if it JUST happened!
Maybe he had to take steroids?
He looks like Honey boo boo's mom's long lost brother.
To be honest, Dan was never thin. He was always a little thick, and he's just heavy now that he's middle-aged. It happens.
What I can't get over is that Donna Dixon is heavy now. Do you have any recent pics of her, R2?
didn't he die? confused here.
Aykroyd, not Ackroyd.
He's been fat since the 1990s, when he was still getting supporting roles.
Huge womanly ass, for those that like that sort of thing.
LOL I do remember him having wide hips and a womanly butt!
Danny was very handsome when he was on SNL and up to the Blues Brothers film. Even with the webbed feet and eyes two different colors.
I never thought he was that hot, I just thought he was funny. He also seems likable like the rest of the original SNL cast, aside from Chevy Chase. I'm sure he could still be funny with a good role, but I think he's in semi-retirement.
The problem is that Dan is a man (aka "str8 guy")!!! The sick and boring world of hetrosexual ages a guy badly.
The only actors who are still hot after 45 are the sissies, everyone knows that!
He got old, OP
[quote]Danny was very handsome when he was on SNL and up to the Blues Brothers film.
Aykroyd did have a hetero hustler-from-the-sticks vibe when he was young. Michael O'Donoghue called him "rough trade."
Bill Hader reminds me a lot of the young Aykroyd.
When was he good looking, OP?
Far worse than aging badly, he's turned into a total woo-woo. He actually believes all that metaphysical crap he put into the Ghostbusters scripts.
It's not tragic that he got fat ffs. Stop overreacting guys. Dying is tragic and getting crippled is tragic. Learn to be less frivolous with your 'gay' comments.
He put on some weight ok. He can lose this weight or not. This is not a tragedy.
[quote]Bill Hader reminds me a lot of the young Aykroyd
[quote]Aykroyd did have a hetero hustler-from-the-sticks vibe when he was young.
He's from Ottawa, the son of a politician or high-level civil servant or whatnot.
Donna Dixon appeared in a "Bosom Buddies" reunion at the TV Land Awards about 3 years ago and while she had gained a lot of weight, I thought she looked terrific for a 60-year-old actress. Natural and healthy--unlike the freaky, reptilian looks of Joan Van Ark or Dolly Parton.
I can't believe he was only in his early 20's on SNL. He looked 35.
I think she looks great despite the weight gain. She really looks beautiful. I used to watch Bosom Buddies and I don't remember her boobs being so HUGE though. They're Queen Latifah-size pre-reduction.
[quote] Far worse than aging badly, he's turned into a total woo-woo. He actually believes all that metaphysical crap he put into the Ghostbusters scripts.
His brother Peter is a parapsychologist and has become fairly renowned investigator and researcher of the paranormal.
Robert Redford proves the opposite. He was still hot after 45 and many years after that.
You generalize guys! I hate that.
Dan was NEVER "so good looking" op.
Oh come on, it's just a joke thread.
Everyone was so horrified at Elayne Boosler's looks because she got old and gained weight. Dan Aykroyd and whole bunch of other men who are the same age as Boosler have looked wretched for years, yet nobody was horrified.
Has Bill Murray stopped wearing his bottom denture?
Op...it's called "Aging." You can't stay young, slim, and beautiful all of your life Hon.
Danny looks 10 times better than Boosler.
Hell, Chaz almost looks better than Boosler.
His face didn't get fuller, it just dropped down to his neck.
He was skinny on SNL, and in the first "Blues Brother." He was the skinny to Belushi's fat.
He was never attractive.
And I don't understand why anyone in Hollywood would let themselves get fat, when looks matter so much there -- and they can afford the healthiest food, the best gyms/trainers, the most non-food fun/distractions, etc.
I'd totally still bang Donna Dixon. Hot as tell, total GILF.
Oh, and Al Gore's at least as bad.
I remember a review of "Driving Miss Daisy" mentioning he had the biggest ass in Hollywood.
Didn't DL fave Patti LuPone, of all people, play his Southern wife in "Driving Miss Daisy"?